Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.


The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access.

The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS) . The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services. For more information about the HSHSL, visit .

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of research projects.
Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
Assist researchers with writing data management plans.
Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
Provide support for CDABS data visualization service.
Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HSHSL.
Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars.
Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
Engage in professional development, service, and publication/presentation opportunities.

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA.
Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices.
Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools.
Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis.
Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices
Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, January 7, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae;

2) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 3) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

COVID-19 Protocols :

All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

SALARY: $55,000., minimum – commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.

The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300 students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. More details about UMB can be found at .

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email.

Position: Library Services Assistant
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Purpose of Position

The HSHSL’s Information Services Division is seeking a part-time, contractual library assistant to staff the information services desk during the evening hours, Monday – Thursday.

In the evening, the HSHSL is used primarily as a student study hall. However, it is important to have a staff member at the Information Services Desk to answer directional questions, circulate a book, assist with a printing question, or report a building issue.

This is a contractual position that will service for no more than four months, during the academic school year. The hours will be Monday – Thursday from 7:00pm – 11:00pm (16 hours).

Position Responsibilities:

Staffs the HSHSL’s Information Services Desk:
Interacts with library users by answering directional questions and providing referrals.
Performs circulation functions such as checking books in and out.
Assists library users with printer/scanner/photocopier questions.
Implements library policies and procedures

Uses the HSHSL’s staff HELP system to report building issues and library submission form to report unusual library incidents.

Performs Information Services Desk closing routine.

Performs other related duties as assigned.